#foireIP21 – Samantha Ellis and Andrienne Lefebvre – I Am Not A Number

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

This year, Samantha Ellis introduced her students to “I Am Not A Number” by Jenny Kay Dupuis. Listen as she talks about the learning that she and her students encountered as a result, including the beautiful and poignant poetry that they produced in response. Supported by Viamonde District Consultant, Andrienne Lefebvre, this is a powerful story of learning about Canada’s history of residential schools

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Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.